Privacy & Legal

This privacy policy has been compiled to explain how your ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) may be used on this website. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. This privacy policy was created on May 19, 2017, and last updated on November 26, 2017.

What personal information do I collect from visitors to our website and when?

When you subscribe to the newsletter, or send a message using the contact form, I collect your name and email address. In addition, I use third-party services to compile information about site traffic and interactions and to send desktop notices to those who opt in.

How do I use this information?

I use the information to either reply to your message, send you a newsletter, and/or send you desktop notifications of new posts. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter or notifications at any time and you won’t receive any unsolicited communication from us.

How do protect this information?

I regularly scan this website for malware and have software in place to bounce off troublemakers. We also use an SSL connection for all pages on this website.

Does this site use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site sends to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser. They enable the site’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, this site use trusted third party services, who place cookies, to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do I have to accept cookies?

No. If you disable cookies through your website browser, this site will continue to work.

Third Party Disclosure

This site does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who help operate this website or business, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. This site may also release your information to comply with the law, enforce site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Third parties I use include (but are not limited to) SiteGround, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, and SendPulse.

Third Party Links

This site may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, this site has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. These sites include (but are not limited to) Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, GooglePlay, Powell’s City of Books, Sea to Sky Books, and PayHip.

Affiliate Links

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This website also participates in other affiliate advertising programs, some of which appear in sidebars on select pages and are labeled “advertisement.” These programs provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to products or services on other websites. For example, if you click on a link to purchase a book on Amazon, Amazon pays a small fee to me in addition to any royalties I may earn from linked books. These affiliate fees help pay for the site and keep my writing career sustainable. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Review Policy

Some books reviewed on this blog were given to me by publishers or authors. I give my honest opinion whether the book was given, bought, or borrowed.

Google Analytics Opt-Out

You can opt out permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

In accordance with CalOPPA:

  • users can visit this site anonymously
  • this privacy policy is linked on the homepage using the word ‘privacy’
  • any changes to this policy will be advertised on this page, and to change your email address
  • users subscribed to receive newsletters can use the links on the bottom of any newsletter received to unsubscribe

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Children are not the intended audience for this website.

Fair Information Practices

There is no PII stored on this website. However, should one of our trusted third-party services suffer a data breach, they will notify you as per their privacy policy.

CAN SPAM

This site may collect your email address in order to respond to inquiries and requests. It may also collect your email address, if you provide it, to send the author’s newsletter. To opt out of future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each newsletter.

Contacting Us

Please use the contact form. Alternatively, please address all postal communications to: 2002 Winnebago St #3261, Madison WI 53704. If you address it in any other way, we cannot guarantee receipt.